Province appoints new freedom of information review officer

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HALIFAX – A new freedom of information and protection of privacy review officer has been appointed in Nova Scotia.

Catherine Tully of Ottawa will take over the position beginning Sept. 8.

The provincial government says Tully has more than 10 years of senior experience with government agencies and Crown corporations dedicated to access to information and privacy law.

Tully was most recently the director of privacy and access to information at Canada Post, and prior to that she was the assistant information and privacy commissioner for British Columbia.

She takes over for Dulcie McCallum, who was terminated from the job in February after serving a seven-year term.

At the time, McCallum said her dismissal was a sign of disrespect for her office, but the government responded by saying it was grateful for her service.


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